Rihanna Says Her life Is 'More Intense' Now

'Every day is another curveball, but now I know how to handle it,' she tells Ryan Seacrest.

While [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist] is happy that the media's focus is on her new album, Rated R, instead of [artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist]'s assault against her,, she said things will never be the same for her.

"It's a different life," she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Tuesday (December 1). "It's definitely more intense. Every day is another curveball, but now I know how to handle it. Every time you get put in a situation, it somehow makes you stronger. ... I've always been very guarded, so that just continues. ... I won't give you any more than I want to."

On the show, Rihanna also addressed rumors that her father has been trying to reconcile with his superstar daughter. "That sounds very strange to me, since I've been the one trying to reconcile with him forever. I haven't heard from my father in over a year. I try, though. I've reached out to him," she explained, adding, "He did something that was really upsetting. He turned his back on me and went to the media and got paid to talk about stuff, like all these interviews after the situation in February. I hadn't spoken to him, and he was speaking as though we did."

Rihanna said there are certain stories she didn't get to tell on Rated R, but she's happy with the way the album came out. "This album is my life, but every day, my life changes," she said. "Every experience is a learning experience, so who knows what I'll write about next?"

Aside from all the work she's doing to promote the album, including shooting her video for her next single "Hard," she said now isn't the right time to get back into the world of dating. "I'm just too busy," she said. "Maybe [I'll get married someday]. Marriage is much more than a gown."